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Oct 10, 2012 9:00pm CDT
to get the city at least in his words back on track. mayor emanuel says he will not taxed shoppers homeowners or driver in order to pay for the state pension problems he is turning to springfield for relief and so far he has received a non and until he does he makes it clear he doesn't want the people of chicago to choose between pension payments or public health or public safety, something has to change. >> our goal is reform where we can, caught where we must invest where it matters. >>cut where we must and invest where it matters. >> the damage is $1.2 billion in underfunded pensions, a number that will come to fruition if nothing changes and it will happen in a matter of four years. what we really need most is our representatives in springfield to step up, take their share of responsibility and not miss this critical opportunity once again. it's gotten worse over time by the city council not making it a priority for the last several years. chicago is facing a 25% increase in homicides compared to this same time last year. some say our streets need more human power and we ne
Oct 9, 2012 9:00pm CDT
remains tonight there are still no charges filed in this case. there is a new tax possibly targeting gun owners, cook county is calling it the violence tax. there is more behind it than just an effort to cut down on violence. the details are few but one thing is for sure, money is behind this one not just the idea of curbing violence on the street. tony preckwinkle says when it comes to plugging that whole nothing can be ruled out. as the count to works to balance our 2013 budgets everything is on the table, everything except property and sales tax increases as the cook county board president tony preckwinkle has a tough job so now she is taxing gun owners firearms and ammo to close the budget gap. cook county suffers from systemic violence. the wide availability of ammunition exacerbates the problem. >> the gang bangers can just as easily as they go across state lines to buy firearms they can go across state lines to buy ammunition this will only hurt the law-abiding gun owners for the state is not going to change anything. >> he says such legislation is only going to put his shop and
Oct 8, 2012 9:00pm CDT
online at chicago chicago since the tax payers, we need to make sure the people in and around illinois sports authority of the best sports professionals. the seven member board was supposed oppose candidates monday. back to the mayor and his big plans in the works for chicago second shoreline, the river. robert jordan has a look at those plants. i talked about making the chicago river the next recreational frontier of this city. >> there are portions of the chicago river wall that have already been built out but there are also vast stretches of the river that are vacant or without a sidewalk. residents who live along the river are pleased to hear about the revitalization. it's very exciting and i would welcome it. >> for me would be really nice to be able to get off of main street with the noise and cars. the plans for a continuous walkway include a spacious domes that artists conceptualize as being family friendly for boats restaurants and businesses. with the marina area city as a draw voters into kayakers will be able to enjoy a special area desi
Oct 11, 2012 9:00pm CDT
private-sector jobs, we need more but 5.2 million if they would get out of the way and let us pass the tax cuts to the middle class and make it permanent if they get out of the way and let us allow 14 million people who are struggling to stay in their homes because their mortgages are upside down but they never missed the mortgage payment. that line almost a tagline or a mantra, get out of the way and i think it was one of his stronger moments because essentially what he said is he cannot blame the president when you have a republican congress that will not do anything we can make things happen if you get out of the way. >> let me tell you about the mitt romney i know, this is a guy who i was talking to a family in northborough massachusetts here today their kids were hit in a car crash four of them to have them robb and reid were paralyzed the romney's didn't know them as they went to the same church but they never met before. i know you are struggling mark romney said don't worry about their college i will pay for it. romney doesn't tell the stories, the family told the story and when t
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